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Thursday, June 4, 2015

A Love Song

Rating: 4.8
What have I to say to you
When we shall meet?
Yet—
I lie here thinking of you.

The stain of love
Is upon the world.
Yellow, yellow, yellow,
It eats into the leaves,
Smears with saffron
The horned branches that lean
Heavily
Against a smooth purple sky.

There is no light—
Only a honey-thick stain
That drips from leaf to leaf
And limb to limb
Spoiling the colours
Of the whole world.

I am alone.
The weight of love
Has buoyed me up
Till my head
Knocks against the sky.

See me!
My hair is dripping with nectar—
Starlings carry it
On their black wings.
See, at last
My arms and my hands
Are lying idle.

How can I tell
If I shall ever love you again
As I do now?
William Carlos Williams
Topic(s) of this poem: heartache
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COMMENTS
Dr Antony Theodore 06 October 2019
I am alone. The weight of love Has buoyed me up Till my head Knocks against the sky. my hair and the nectar dripping. tony
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Ratnakar Mandlik 06 October 2019
The stain of love is upon the world" Fantastic conceptualization and a pleasure to read melody.
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